New Zealand-based web hosting company WebSlice was established in 2009. It offers a wide range of hosting solutions, including shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, cloud hosting, dedicated servers, and domain registration.
WebSlice’s servers are located in New Zealand, its plans are priced in New Zealand dollars, and its professional-looking website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
The three shared hosting packages — Small Slice, Medium Slice, and Large Slice — differ mainly in terms of storage and the number of hosted websites, email accounts, and MySQL databases. Otherwise, the features are pretty much the same across the packages, and they include:
- SSD storage
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Free SSL certificate
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Cloudflare CDN
- Regular backups
- cPanel control panel
- Software auto-installer
You get the popular cPanel control panel that provides a user-friendly interface for managing your website files, email accounts, databases, FTP accounts, domains, and more. It includes a one-click installer with scripts for popular content management and other applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, PrestaShop, Magento, phpBB, and TYPO3.
The Cloudflare CDN improves your website’s page loading performance while protecting you against some kinds of cyberthreats.
Pricing and Support
WebSlice’s prices are pretty high compared with comparative New Zealand and international hosts, so you will likely find other hosts with more features at lower prices. You can pay by PayPal, credit/debit card, or bank transfer, on billing cycles from monthly to triennial, and the 30-day money-back guarantee should make you feel better about making one of the longer commitments.
For self-support, WebSlice’s website contains a comprehensive knowledge base with lots of articles, tutorials, and frequently asked questions. If this doesn’t answer your questions, you can contact the company via telephone, support ticket, or email. I’m pleased to say that my initial approach was answered within 24 hours, but I’m not so pleased to say that this was only to arrange a telephone call: